Thanksgiving Cheeses!

Thanksgiving

Needing cheese for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? The Cheese Gourmand has a great selection for you below or go here to get the full descriptions and order!

And don’t forget about our catering services for your holiday parties. Fondue parties can be so much yummy fun!

Chevre Noir (goat cheddar)

Grey Owl (creamy ash-covered goat)

Zacharie Cloutier (natural rind firm sheep)

Mont Jacob (washed rind semi soft cow)

Baluchon (washed rind semi firm cow)

Ciel de Charlevoix (blue cow)

Douanier (center layer of ash, Morbier style cow)

1608 (classic washed rind made with milk of la canadienne cow, Canada’s historic cow)

Bleu Fumé (a smoked blue from Benedictine monks)

Laliberté (bloomy rind triple cream)

Le Cendré des Prés (brie style with centre layer of ash)

Raclette de Compton aux Poivres (raclette with centre layer of crushed black and red peppercorns)

Click here for more information and to order!

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient.  His 1578 journey did not find him a route to the Far East but he did establish a settlement in Northern America. He held a formal ceremony to give thanks for surviving the long journey. Years later, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, in 1604 onwards also held huge feasts of thanks.  The tradition of giving thanks was one already practiced by Canada’s First Nations. Various First Nations in Canada had long-standing traditions celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops.

Over the years many dates were used for Thanksgiving, the most popular was the 3rd Monday in October. After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11th occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.

On January 31st, 1957, Parliament proclaimed…“A Day of General Thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed  … to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.”

May everyone have a great Thanksgiving!

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